Dean M. Brenner is the President and founder of The Latimer Group, and is a recognized expert in persuasive communication. He is an accomplished executive coach, a dynamic public speaker, a published author, and an Olympic-caliber athlete. With a global perspective, on business and life, Dean has taught The Latimer Group’s methodologies and concepts on five continents, and traveled to more than 20 countries. He has raced Olympic sailboats in 15 countries. He has studied as a graduate student in Europe. And in 2008 he marched as Team Leader in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Dean is a published author, and his second title, Sharing the Sandbox: Building and Leading World-Class Teams in the 21st Century was published in May 2012. His first title, Move the World: Persuade Your Audience, Change Minds and Achieve Your Goals was published in 2007 by John Wiley & Sons. Dean is also a popular keynote speaker, presenting on topics ranging from leadership and persuasive communication to team dynamics and high performance.
In addition to his work with The Latimer Group, Dean served as Chairman of the US Olympic Sailing Program from October 2004 through the 2012 Games in London. Dean also led two Olympic Sailing Teams as Team Leader, in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London. Under Dean’s leadership, USA sailing athletes brought home five Games medals.
Dean is a well-decorated Olympic-caliber sailor, with seven national and North American championships and five international team racing championships to his credit. He was a member of the US National Sailing Team for three years, and placed second in the 2000 US Olympic Selection Trials.
Dean earned an MBA in Finance from The Olin School of Business at Babson College, and an MA in Shakespearian Literature from the University of Warwick, England. He also holds a BA in English Literature and Government from Georgetown University. Prior to Georgetown, Dean attended The Kent School in Kent, CT.
Dean was born in New York but grew up in Rhode Island. He now resides in Wallingford, CT with his wife, Emily, their son Zachary and their dog Rowan. Emily is a teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall, a private boarding school.